It’s all happening- December is arriving and with it the impending mayhem of: All for one month of the year that can turn routines on their backsides and leave you wishing you had a night in to don your pjs, binge-watch your favourite Christmas movies and not have to talk to anyone you don’t want to. If this is you […]
Today I did something that I haven’t done before. Now this may or may not surprise you! I have never done an Instagram Live. A friend, client and owner of not one but two amazing businesses contacted me this week. I love doing celebrity Human Design blog posts sometimes, and she saw my most recent one which was of Britney […]
Britney Spears has never been far from the spotlight and right now she’s back in it following the release of her memoir, The Woman in Me. I’m guessing if you’re here reading this, you know in broad strokes who Britney is. Or at least, the main pieces. If you don’t, here’s a quick summary (and a Google search will fill […]
Helpful Boundaries for Work & Business, Based on Human Design Type
Boundaries are a sense of what’s ok and what’s not ok, according to the wonderfully wise Brene Brown. it’s really common for people to struggle with asserting their boundaries, and this is particularly challenging if conditioning has impacted their sense of identity (eg good girl, people pleasing, overachieving). Learning your Human Design can make a big difference to knowing when […]
Using Human Design to Make the Best Decisions in Business
Want to hone your decisions as a business owner so that you experience more success, alignment, ease and results? Understanding the way that you can make the best decisions based on your Human Design is a game-changer. (Spoiler alert- if you are doing ANY program that is offering generic solutions, it’s unlikely to hit the money. Literally). You may have […]
What You Need To Know About Your Human Design Profile
In Human Design, there’s a key piece called your Profile, which comes from 2 numbers at the very top of your Human Design chart. It’s the number after the decimal point on the top right side, and then the same on the top left side. If you use this lookup tool, you’ll find that it tells you what your Profile […]
Business Boundaries for Social Media Based On Human Design Type
There are not many people who are not struggling to keep their time on social media under some semblance of control while running a business. The ‘time suck’ can be real and I know many people feel tempted to throw in the towel altogether. This is obviously a possibility; there are other ways to engage, grow an audience, share, connect […]
When Less is More & How to Create Powerful Boundaries
I was reading an email campaign by Ryan Holiday about the concept of focusing on less to have more. ‘Part of the reason I want less is so I have room for more. More stillness. More presence. I think he’s onto something. Clients who work with me almost always realise that they need to strip back not add on more: […]
Practical Tips to Break The Cycle of Stress & Burnout
It’s so easy to get caught in a busy cycle, like that revolving door you use to enter a building, but without easy-to-identify exit points. Stress and pressure are everywhere. And how fulfilled are we all really? I don’t think many of us are in a state of deep fulfilment consistently, without doing some significant ‘inner work’ to get there. […]
Here in Australia, you’d have to have been living under a rock to have missed the release of tickets to Taylor Swift’s February 2024 concerts in Melbourne and Sydney that sent people into meltdown. Social medial was flooded with images and tales of multiple devices being loaded and queued in an attempt to get lucky with tickets. Around 4 million […]
Embracing Team Diversity: Harnessing Human Design for Effective Collaboration
When working in a team or business partnership, it’s important to recognise that each individual operates differently. We often assume that others function in the same way we do, expecting them to have the same energy levels, decision-making speed, need for alone time, and communication style. However, embracing the diversity of human design can provide valuable insights into potential sources […]
The Perfect Storm – How To Reduce Your Tendency Towards Perfection
It was my daughter’s birthday on the weekend. She told me (to my absolute delight) that she wanted a Woolies’ (supermarket) chocolate mud cake. Some parents would rail against this. They go for the big, impressive immaculate cake that they either have enough skill to make themselves or have ordered in advance from a fabulous cake maker. When my kids […]
The Legendary Tina Turner: Unveiling Her Unique Human Design
On the way to school drop-off this morning, I heard the sad news that the legendary singer, dancer, songwriter, actor, author, mother and powerhouse of a woman had passed away. I got curious about the Human Design of this high energy long stay in the entertainment industry, who had left a famous abusive relationship with her ex, and found fame, […]
And why knowing your Human Design can help you to make sense of it. Do you ever wonder how the emotional tone of your household, team or even environment is determined? For me, it’s been a highly emotional week in our household due to the emotions of my children. For privacy, I won’t go into details. Other than to say, […]
If your Insta-feed is anything like mine, you might have come across the term Human Design, or been asked ‘What’s your Human Design Type?’ and wondered what it’s all about. As I’ve been sharing more about it on my social media platforms, time and time again people are asking what it is; how to work out what their Type is […]
If you work from home, chances are that the ‘creep’ of work vs home life has well and truly blurred. The space where you’re a parent as well as a Zoom call host. The place where your pooch is keeping you company but also disturbing the peace when the doorbell goes (hello delivery!) The endless things that need doing around […]
In my opinion and based on my experience, the number one thing that gets in the way of self care is busyness. Well, I should say that’s the number one perceived reason. But being ‘busy’ isn’t actually it at all. That’s not to say you’re not busy. Of course, you are! Running a business, a household, wrangling kids; caring for […]
Unlocking Some of the Keys to Olivia Newton-John’s Big Heart
I recently watched the replay of Olivia Newton John’s memorial service. As one person after another described her love of nature, animals, humanitarianism, kindness, her massive heart, and above all her ‘light’ I couldn’t help but wonder about her Human Design. The first piece of someone’s Human Design is their Type, and Olivia was a Generator. She had a big capacity to […]
Boundaries Are A Buzz Word Right Now. Here’s What’s Missing.
Want to know the real reason you struggle with boundaries? It’s not what you think. Every person and their dog is talking about boundaries on socials right now. They’re referring to how to have healthy boundaries and why you need to say ‘no’ to more things. This is true, at least for the people I work with. A big part […]
3 Steps to Better Boundaries for Women in Business
Chances are, you hear a lot about boundaries. Maybe you have a pretty good idea what they are. If you had to put it into words, or even more than that put them into practice, you might find it tricky. Most people think they know about boundaries, but even if they do, they’re not using them in practice. It’s all […]
I did a li’l post on socials about how self care isn’t what the marketers want to sell you – ‘dewy’ foundation; silk pj’s; more supplements; the summer dress you need; great brows; an 8 week challenge. I mean, they might be! And all the pampering? Well, I love it as much as the next chick. In the post, I […]
The Undeniable Truth About Self Sabotaging Your Goals
Are you someone who panics at the thought of having to set goals? Do you self sabotage them as soon as you set them? The truth is that self sabotage is really about deeper misalignment. Let’s be honest – we’re at that time of year when you’ll be marketing fodder for every person and their dog who wants to sell […]
Let’s Focus on the Rise of Self Worth, Not The Return of ‘Heroin Chic’.
[TW – this blog references content that you may find challenging in relation to body image; eating disorders & mental health challenges. Please exercise caution in reading this if it may be triggering for you]. With the so-called return of ‘heroin chic’, my blood is boiling a little right now As a mindset coach, women come to me for help […]
Coming back after a long weekend in this household, there were the usual temptations: To check my inbox first thing in the morning Wanting to cancel my chiro appointment because I had too much to do Thinking I’d cut short the dog walk instead of doing our usual beach walk These are things we tell ourselves we ‘have’ to do […]
One of the tools that I use frequently in my work, but weirdly don’t mention much, is meditation. If you haven’t been told (or researched) the myriad of benefits of meditation, the Mayo Clinic lists these benefits: When you meditate, you may clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress. The emotional and physical […]
Simple Mindset Strategies To Overcome Business Hurdles.
As I write this, I’m fresh from a day at the athletics track – definitely not for me! My daughter made it to regionals and for once, she was happy for me to come and watch her (#miracle). Her events were hurdles and 200m running. I blocked out my morning so I could go and silently praised the flexibility I […]
If you’re in business and find yourself thinking ‘surely it would be easier to just go back to a job’, think again. Chances are you started your business partly because a job felt ‘hard’. You had a pattern of burning out. You work, work, worked. There was no sense of ‘balance’ and you were craving more flexibility, freedom and fulfilment. […]
Why I Love Using Human Design For Business Owners.
Some will love it. Some will hate it. But for me? I’m sold on the benefits of using Human Design for business. And for life in general, for that matter. Although Human Design has quite the bizarre origin story, I’m all about taking a holistic approach to how something is impacting you. Back in the day, I used to work […]
You may have noticed I’ve added The Boundaries Queen to my social media handles and here on my website. It’s a subject I’m super-passionate about and I help women in business to get back their time, energy, grow their business, find time for themselves, and start to believe and trust themselves (sometimes for the first time really). It’s work I […]
You Know That Thing That You Think Is The Magic Bullet? It’s Not.
You know that thing that you think is the magic bullet? The thing that you think is the answer to all your business hopes, dreams and prayers? It’s not. If you’re telling yourself that the reason you’re not exactly where you want to be in business right now is because you haven’t nailed you longform sales page. Or because you: […]
Here’s The Truth Behind Why You Don’t Need Another Strategy.
If you’re an established business owner, the truth is that you don’t need another strategy, another landing page, an extra lead magnet. I know for sure that strategy is obviously crucial to getting you to where you are now, and continuing to do so. However, it’s not another ‘solution’ you need – it’s getting to the heart of what’s really […]
Mindset roadblocks impact everyone – even the best.
[Mindset code from my couch while I watched The Voice this week 😍]. Ever felt like things just aren’t going your way? It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of singing and dancing shows. Dancing with the Stars. X factor. The Voice. I’m not fussy (ok, I love The Voice the most). On Monday night I made sure to […]
Let me tell you about a recent private coaching session. This incredible human has been working with me for a few months now. As a high achiever and perfectionist, being able to accept help, contemplate ‘failure’ and being vulnerable has been impossible to date. Why? Because this is the ‘character mode’ they had been playing for decades – the reluctant […]
Why Reaching Your Goals Isn’t Going To Make You Happy.
Do you ever wonder what you’re doing wrong when you hit your goals but still don’t feel good? Last week I was off facilitating a 3 day mindset retreat for entrepreneurs at the luxurious Summer House Retreat on the stunning Surfcoast in Victoria. We hadn’t been able to hold one for 2 years, because of the spicy flu (rolls eyes), […]
Does The Fear Of Not Being Good Enough Hold You Back In Business?
Last week, while pooch-walking, I met Murphy. (Ok, just bear with me while I share this little tale – I promise I’m going somewhere with this!) Murphy is an adorable 4 month old Border Collie (BC), who was bouncing up and down with the energy of a … well, a puppy! His owner (let’s call him Bob) and I got […]
Are you an entrepreneur who is busy, but somewhat (or a lot) unfulfilled? Would you like to find ways to boost your fulfilment? This came up in a client session the other day. We were talking about her services and it seemed like she was somewhat lacklustre about aspects of what she offers. Not because it wasn’t working well in […]
Happiness. What the hell is it and why do we all want it?! One of the things people tell me when they approach me to work together, is that they want to feel ‘happy’. But they’re not. They’re running their business that they started off being so passionate about, but now they’re exhausted. They love their children but they rarely […]
Back when I started my biz, the book Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port was recommended to me. One of the tasks in there was to send an email to 5 (or more – haha, nice try) people from different areas of my life and ask them to list my top 5 personality traits or quirks. Although I found it very uncomfortable, […]
I know you’re a smart, switched on woman. You may resist and try to diminish being ‘smart’, because you know people who are smarter, right? But deep down, you also know that it’s true. You also have a successful business that you’ve established. To a point. The point is where you lost your passion for it because you no longer […]
Here’s What You Need To Know About Creating Your Dream Life.
I recently did an instagram story with a snap of the beach and a little ‘inspirational’ note to create a work week you love; not one you think you ‘should’ have. And after I’d posted it I thought: ‘That’s not really fair. Because most people don’t know how to do that, even if they want to. And so then they […]
6 Ways You Can Embrace The Entrepreneurial ‘Journey’.
If you can bear with me while I tell you a little tale, I’ll share with you the 6 ways you can embrace the proverbial ‘journey’ if you’re an entrepreneur. When I was pregnant with my first child (and now son), my hubby and I trotted off for the first ultrasound scan at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, here we […]
Are You Starting The Year Behind The Proverbial 8 Ball?
Are you feeling a little behind the eight ball this year? With so much going on, this is something I’m hearing a lot (and experiencing myself). Whether your plans got sidetracked without your permission, or your energy and spark just hasn’t been there, then this is for you. I, too, have felt like I am getting started ‘late’ this year. […]
Would You Like To Be More Selfish? (without feeling guilty..)
Are you selfish? Gasp. ‘NO! I am NOT selfish!’, I hear you say. It’s like the worst thing I could say to you, right?! But do you know what? I think you could do with being MORE selfish. AND not feeling guilty about it. Let me share a little story with you: Recently, I’ve been watching the new series of […]
What If You Could Love Your Life AND Your Business?
There’s a difference between having a successful business, and living a life you love. You might think one will lead to the other – if you run a successful business that will mean that you’re living a life you love. And if that’s the case for you? Terrific. In my experience, people often love their business but are not living […]
Following Your Intuition Can Be A Pain In The Butt.
Want to know what happens when you follow your intuition?It can be a pain in the butt. I know – that’s not what MOST people are telling you, right?! But I’m not your regular mindset coach – I’m going to tell it to you straight, my friend.Stick with me here.Following your intuition means you have to : Trust Yourself Back […]
Have you ever thought to yourself: Haven’t I done enough? Why isn’t this working? It shouldn’t have to be this hard I’ve done work on myself already I’ve worked with a coach before so I’ve done that I haven’t worked with a coach but I’ve had counselling or personal development work, so it’s pretty much the same I did ‘x’ […]
The Story Of How I Found My Feelings. And Now You Can Too.
I had learnt a long time ago (subconsciously) to shut off connection to the body. My body. Apart from superficial things like being ‘frustrated’, I had no idea how I felt. I didn’t know how to connect with anger; sadness; shame. I didn’t know how to deal with big emotions, apart from to bypass them; numb them; suppress them and […]
Do you hate asking for help? Oh yeah – I hear you! If you’re anything like I used to be, it’s totally cringe-worthy. Even from your nearest and dearest. Is this you: “I’m sooo busy. I’ve got a stack of work I’ve got to get through. Then I’ve got all the stuff I’ve got to do for the kids. Then […]
Tortoise Trumps Hare When It Comes To Getting Sustainable Results
Picture this – you are working with an (incredible!) mindset coach. Together, you define one of your goals as carving more ‘you’ into your life. Your coach suggests you try building a meditation habit and asks you to report back your experience at your next coaching session. She suggests you download the Insight timer app and do two minutes of […]
The Power of Extended DISC To Unlock Your Natural Profile
Now before you start to roll your eyes at the very mention of ‘DISC’, let alone ‘Extended DISC’, hold up! I’m going to share with you how I use Extended DISC to blow your mind. We uncover your subconscious profile (which is like you in your natural habitat – yes, a David Attenborough voice is required) when you are just […]
What Happens After I Say ‘Yes’ To Mindset Coaching?
So you’ve said yes to mindset coaching – what happens next? I work with women in a range of different businesses across a range of industries. So whether you’re a social media manager; a bookkeeper; a financial planner; or a mortgage broker, while all of those people and their jobs are really different, there are these similarities. They’re: Happy, but […]
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You were a great student back in the day and have taken on a measure of success right through into adulthood. Other parents commented on you to your parents, or to their own children, wanting them to be more like you or telling your parents how ‘perfect’ you were. Seeing you could handle a […]
How are you supposed to know the difference between different professionals? There are coaches, mentors and counsellors. What’s the difference and what might be best for you? (And when I say zoo, I’m including myself in there!) Maybe you’ve decided you want to create some change or get some help in a particular area and you then start to look […]
I work with clients all the time who want to create change. I mean, that’s the reason they find a coach! They are not happy with elements of their personal life; business; parenting; relationship and so on, and they want to invest in becoming happier, more productive, more at ease and more successful. This doesn’t mean doing more or becoming […]
The simple act of breathing. It seems so obvious, and it is. And, well, it isn’t. The thing is it depends on what tools you have to learn how to breathe for relaxation. One of the tools I incorporate into client coaching sessions is breathing. Yes, they’re already doing it. But this is nearly always in a superficial manner, where […]
Maybe this is you if you’re tired of feeling that you have to step in to try to ‘fix’ someone else’s problems or ‘rescue’ them from discomfort. As you can tell, I’m not talking about being a Bondi Rescue-type. But more of a metaphorical lifesaver. If you’re not too sure what I mean by ‘role’ check out my blog ‘Who […]
Do you know the secret to a happy life? Let me put it like this: Have you ever tried to successfully pin the tail on the donkey while you’re blindfolded? Sure, with luck it happens every now and then. It won’t happen consistently though. One time you land on the (ok, I’ll say it) ass and the next you’re missing […]
As a human being, you’re not really designed to keep going when you’re uncomfortable. Because of The Fear Factor. When this kicks in it’s far easier to stop doing the awkward or uncomfortable or scary thing, and give in instead. Let me give you an example. Very sadly, my gym closed it’s doors last week and I only heard about […]
I certainly don’t begrudge anyone who proclaims that they are a ‘Life Coach’. And I do understand that there are as many permutations and combinations of coaches as there are flavours of those fancy American Jelly Beans, so if they could all just be boiled down to one garden variety to make life easy, I get that it would be […]
Networking Might Be Good For Business, But Not For You.
It makes sense that networking might be good for business but not good for you. And this would explain why you never get around to it. We’ve all been there – the networking event that you get invited to, and have visions of: arriving to a venue where everyone knows each other feeling awkward and out of place so you […]
Are you ‘the good girl’? I work with my clients a lot around the roles we learn to take on when we’re young. The most common of these in women I work with is ‘the people pleaser’. But there are frequently other roles at play as well. One common one is the good girl. The good girl is encouraged (often […]
So many people feel like they need to be fixed so that their ‘problems’ can be resolved and go away. But they don’t. You don’t need fixing. In actual fact, you have all the answers, clarity, solutions and everything else that you need. You don’t need to become a new person. Or get magically changed. Rather, you might benefit from […]
Well hi there! Maybe we’ve been hanging out together for a while or maybe it’s a new thing. Either way, I just wanted to let you know a little bit more about who I am. As well as some of my background, specifically in terms of how I ended up being a mindset coach. I’m Not A Fan Of: Dessert. […]
Do you live your life waiting for the next escape? Whether that’s an actual holiday; sleeping more or collapsing on the couch with a block of chocolate or glass of wine for company. What Happened When Distractions Were Removed? During the first Victorian lockdown in 2020 here in Australia, many people had to cancel their planned holidays to Queensland or […]
Do you dial up self care under pressure? Or dial it down. Today I knew it was a day to dial up self care. Which can be the polar opposite to what we might feel like doing (sugar coma anyone?) So I thought I’d share what’s working for me in case it helps you also. Here are 11 things I’m […]
The clients I work with are relatively happy but they also want more. You might think coaching is for people who are struggling, have a low mood and need help because they are at rock bottom. In fact, some people are when they seek out a coach, but these are not the people I work with. I work with women […]
Who are you when you’re not playing the role you’ve adopted over a lifetime? You see, it’s like this: Yes, you are YOU. But as a result of what was encouraged, discouraged or denied (emotions, behaviours and who you were allowed to ‘be’), you morphed into the person you are now. We all start out in life as playful, curious, […]
How To Get Clarity On Your Needs, Wants & Hidden Desires.
In order to reconnect with who you really are, deep down, you need to have clarity around your wants, needs and hidden desires. The KMB Coaching strategy of asking the simplest (but totally unfamiliar) of questions helps to elicit the truth of who you really are. Now, I know you are really YOU. But you are also not necessarily living […]
It’s a fallacy that you should be able to ‘try harder’ to achieve success. And conversely, that if you’re not ‘successful’ (whatever that means to you), that you’re simply not trying hard enough. Have you ever done yoga? Struggling and striving to get into a posture; master your breathing; clear your mind of thoughts or hold a stretch that feels […]
You may have heard about connecting with your ‘inner child’. Or you may not! Think about a toddler – they are endlessly curious, just as easily delighted as frustrated, expressive, resilient (ie falling many, many times as they learn to walk) and boldly taking risks. We all started life with these types of traits. 10 Traits: In fact, young children […]
Being a people-pleaser (saying ‘yes’ when you want to say ‘no’) is all about what you’ve learnt – it’s not who you are. I mean, it’s not like being a dog-lover – that is never going to change, right?! And let’s be honest, who would even want it to? But people-pleasing? Meh – you can totally wave that sucker goodbye […]
Do You Need To Have Experience The Opposite To Be Grateful For Something?
Gratitude: having a dishwasher? Is It Only Through Comparison With The Opposite That We Experience Gratitude? I’m sure it’s not just my kids that groan when they’re asked to unpack the dishwasher. I have been known to throw a ‘well, when I was your age we had to wash and dry every dish by hand’ line, at which point they […]
Cold Showers & How They Can Help You (while you stay warm & dry)
Well, I never thought I’d be quoting a 17 yo rapper but Capital Steez has a point: You really never are too old for baby steps, as I’ve been finding out recently with my cold shower escapades. 3 years ago, almost to the day, I started taking cold showers after I attended Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within (UPW) in […]
It has never been clearer that connection is crucial to our wellbeing and happiness. Maybe you’ve noticed this – probably via a feeling of being more disconnected right now. Maybe you can’t see your family or your friends. Maybe you miss your team and the banter that happens when you’re all in one spot. Maybe you miss being able to meet up for […]
Years ago when I was a pretty inexperienced driver, I was heading downhill towards a roundabout with a Mercedes slowing to a halt in front of me, and my brakes failed. There I was, applying the brakes in my Laser hatchback with the Merc getting closer and closer, but I was continuing at the same speed. In a panic, I […]
Yesterday, I was really over the prospect of another week ahead of ‘online learning’ (aka trying to juggle kids and their school work with business). I was frustrated and not being the best version of a supportive mum, and feeling pretty crappy about that. Cos, you know, shouldn’t a coach have it together? It culminated with me heading upstairs to […]